Monday, November 26, 2007
Oh I bought it!!!! I found it!!!!
Ooooooh, I don't know why I didn't think to look at the Nordic Fiber Arts website for the Selbustrikk mittens pattern booklet I have been lusting over!!!! (See this post--scroll down.)
Anyway, I happened to go here yesterday, and found my selbustrikk for only $16!!!! And I don't have to buy the yarn, like I would if I purchased it from that shop in Norway, as noted in my previous post. I cannot wait for it to come! I am going to make myself some mittens with people on them :) The photos of all the knit charts that are in the book are located here. Wow, this is going to be cool! Also, I guess it comes (from Nordic Fiber Arts ) with a sheet translating Norwegian knitting terms. Yay for Nordic Fiber Arts!!!
I am very excited about that, can you tell?!
During the Bears game yesterday, I got 2/3 of my grampa's gift hat knit:
Yarn: Catalina 70% Baby Alpaca 30% Silk 4-ply
Work remaining: 1 pattern repeat, then the top decreasing rounds.
Mods: I am not changing anything, I like the way this is working up in the softest yarn on earth! Will be making a scarf to match, next.
Only thing I don't like about the pattern is I could not find mention of gauge. So I just used the needles she suggested, but the yarn suggests US7 needles. It's a bit loose, but the softness makes up for it! I think my grampa will love this set. :)